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'''Andy Iona''' (born '''Andrew Aiona Long''', January 1, 1902 – November 9, 1966) was an United States|American musician and one of Hawaii's most influential musicians. He was a composer, songwriter, Conductor (music)|conductor, saxophonist, and steel guitarist. He went to the Kamehameha Schools|Kamehameha School for Boys. He was also educated at Henri Berger's Private School of Music in Honolulu. He was a member of the radio station KHS staff orchestra. He went on to form his own group called '''Andy Iona and his Islanders,''' which mixed traditional Hawaiian melodies with American Swing music|swing; the band appeared in films, hotels, and theatres, and on records. He composed songs for the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers after joining in 1940, and recorded the music for two Soundies in 1941. Long toured with Sonja Henie for 12 years. He married Leimomi...
Birth date{{birth date|1902|1|1|mf=y}}
Birth place Waimea, Kauai County, Hawaii, United States|U.S.Ruymar (1996), p. 90
Death date{{death date and age|1966|11|9|1902|1|1|mf=y}}
Death placeSanta Anita Park|Santa Anita, California, United States|U.S.
SpouseLeimomi Woodds
ChildrenLanette, Edra, Andrea[ pg composer I]
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